Took the Max red line from the airport to downtown Portland today on my way to the American Evaluation Association conference. On the way I picked up a flyer about jobs at TriMet, the transit district for the three county region, that says "Start at a great hourly wage, with double the pay in three years."
Double the pay in three years? Sounds pretty good.
Right now, TriMet has openings for Mini-Run Operators (a.k.a. bus drivers), engineers and management types. Driver pay starts at $12.18 per hour, and tops out at $22.14. TriMet drivers are representated by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757. Bennies don't look bad - medical, pension, credit union, free transit passes for the whole family, on-the-job training, and a 24-hour fitness center open to employees and spouses.